Stress has always affected the human race in some way or another. Today, stress includes conflict at work or school, time management, financial troubles, and other personal conflicts which take a huge toll on our health. It might surprise you that your “feelings” of stress may have nothing to do with the stress in your life. Poor posture, prolonged sitting, an accident or even an old injury can lead to spinal stress. Chronic pain and muscle tension can cause you to experience nervousness and irritability.
Everyone’s body reacts differently to stress. Some experience upset stomachs, headaches, back pain, muscle stiffness, allergic reactions or nervous twitches. Regardless of your particular reaction, the function of your nervous system is involved. The chiropractic approach to stress is to help normalize the function of your nervous system by removing interferences caused by the Vertebral Subluxation Complex or spinal joint dysfunction.
By finding the “weak links” in your spine, chiropractic care restores better function and makes a significant difference in how your body manages stress. Just as a chain breaks at the weakest link, it’s crucial to care for the weakest area of your body. It may be impossible to remove stress from your every day life; that is why regular chiropractic care can help facilitate the management of the stress in the challenges you face.